The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume I: Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume I: Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

by Ralph Waldo Emerson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674139704

ISBN-13: 9780674139701

Pub. Date: 01/01/1971

Publisher: Harvard

In 1849 Ralph Waldo Emerson collected in one volume all of his published work he thought worthy of preservation that had not been contained in the two series of Essays (1841, 1844) and the Poems (1847). Included were the essay Nature (1836); four orations, “The American Scholar,” “The Divinity School Address,” and two

Overview

In 1849 Ralph Waldo Emerson collected in one volume all of his published work he thought worthy of preservation that had not been contained in the two series of Essays (1841, 1844) and the Poems (1847). Included were the essay Nature (1836); four orations, “The American Scholar,” “The Divinity School Address,” and two others; and five lectures which had appeared in The Dial.

As the first volume of a projected new Collected Works, this edition of Nature, Addresses, and Lectures now provides for the first time a definitive text based on collation of all editions in which Emerson might have had a hand, together with a wholly new introduction and extensive notes. The recently published Journals and Lectures from this period help bring to this volume a fresh perspective on the first and formative stage of Emerson’s career as a public figure and man of letters.

Introduction and Notes by Robert E. Spiller; Text Established by Alfred R. Ferguson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674139701
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
01/01/1971
Series:
Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson Series, #1
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Text

1. Nature

Editors' Note

Introduction

Chapter I: Nature

Chapter II: Commodity

Chapter III: Beauty

Chapter IV: Language

Chapter V: Discipline

Chapter VI: Idealism

Chapter VII: Spirit

Chapter VIII: Prospects

2. Addresses

The American Scholar

The Divinity School Address

Literary Ethics

The Method of Nature

3. Lectures

Man the Reformer

Lectures on the Times

Introductory Lecture

The Conservative

The Transcendentalist

The Young American

Notes

Parallel Passages

Textual Apparatus

Hyphenations

Alterations in Copy—Text and Rejected Variants

Index

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